Saturday, September 22, 2018


A Simple Favor is directed by Paul Feig and stars Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, and Andrew Rannells. The plot of the movie is a woman seeks to uncover the truth behind the disappearance of her best friend.  I had no idea what to expect from this movie. I only saw one trailer and it didn't look that good.  This movie for me is one of the biggest surprises of the year. What I really enjoyed about this movie is that it knows how ridiculous it is and embraces it. It wants to be a sexy murder mystery and I'm glad it didn't try and take itself too seriously. Everyone involved knows what kind of movie they are making and I think that is why it works.    Everyone in the cast does a fantastic job. I think Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively have amazing chemistry together. Blake Lively really nails that elegance and badass mystery that her character evokes any time she is on screen. She definitely carries this weight of mystery about her of someone who is holding back a lot of information and I loved the way Lively was able to delve into that aspect of that character.  Anna Kendrick is great as well she can definitely play that innocent type of character very well, but she can also play unhinged very well which I was surprised by you don't see that from her. Henry Golding was terrific and his character has a lot of layers to him.    There are some twists in the movie that are predictable, but others are not quite the twist you thought it might be.  4 out of 5 stars for A Simple Favor. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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